Cheesy Wedding Music….is it really a thing?

Your evening reception really DOESN'T have to be about "action" dances!

“Oops Upside Your Head I Said Oops Upside Your Head!”

Don’t worry dear reader, I haven’t turned into Dave Nice or Mike Smash, or even Ray Vonn! But, there are some DJs that will play this type of cheesy “wedding music” at each and every wedding they go to!

Let me say this publicly: I HATE those cheesy action dances!

Don’t get me wrong, there’s a time and a place for such songs. In my children’s entertainer guise of Captain Chaos, I play them a lot. And that’s the environment those songs belong in!

It's actually a fear of most wedding couples!

Jamie & Gareth's wedding reception at The Sheene Mill
Do you really want a conga line around your wedding reception venue?

When I’m putting together playlists for weddings from my planning system, the first thing I often see are these songs listed under the “Do Not Play” section.

During planning meetings and phone calls, many couples are keen to stress that they don’t want the Macarena et. al and go to great lengths stressing this fact

Here’s my promise to you:

Unless you SPECIFICALLY ASK for these songs to be played at your wedding, they won’t be! It’s as simple as that!


Christine & Marcus's wedding reception with Imagine Wedding & Party Entertainment
Oops Upside Your Head - the worst action dance of all!

OK - so what IS the definitiion of "Cheesy Wedding Music"

It’s a debate as old as time itself I’m afraid, and it’s a minefield to navigate.

One man’s cheddar is another’s Stinking Bishop!

To some, Cheesy Wedding Music invokes memories of action dances to the likes of Superman, Agadoo, The Macarena and even worse, the Birdie Song. I’ll admit now to having played all of those and much worse in my time as a Wedding DJ, but ONLY because that’s what the couple have wanted.

To others, it’s the “overplayed” hits which have become classic tracks due to their popularity (Abba, The Bee Gees, The Killers, Whitney Houston and many others spring to mind).

I must declare an interest here in that I’ll play what you as a couple and your invited guests will dance to…after all, you’ve hired me to entertain and fill your dance floor…haven’t you? And those “classic” songs have become so for a very good reason…everyone will dance to them!

Tess and Drew specifically didn't want "Cheesy Wedding Music" during their evening reception
Tess and 'Drew specifically didn't want "Cheesy Wedding Music" during their evening reception

I'm NOT the cliché'd Wedding DJ!

OK, a bit of a white lie….I can be when need’s must.

It’s not uncommon for a couple to want a certain amount of cheddar in the playlist and if that’s what they want then obviously I play it – that’s my job after all.

BUT, if you DON’T want to hear “Cheesy Wedding Music” or “Classic” songs at your wedding, then LET ME KNOW!

The “Do Not Play” list

If there are particular songs you don’t want played, I really WON’T play them…it’s as simple as that!

Whilst a wedding reception isn’t the best place to break new and upcoming music (that’s the job of the nightclubs), I’m happy to work with you to make sure the music played on the night is what suits YOUR personalities as newlyweds

Get in touch to discuss YOUR wedding playlist!

I don’t bite…honest, and I won’t pressure you into booking because I really don’t work that way.




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